SAM Medical positioned for future growth
Business Oregon helped SAM Medical increase productivity by 100%, reduce lead-time by 33% and attend two international trade shows where the company generated an additional $25,000 in export sales.
The Economic Recovery Review Council (ERRC), in coordination with local governments and private industry, will identify and designate five to 15 regionally significant areas based on the definition below and the relative importance of the areas in terms of potential long-term job creation.
A "Regionally Significant Industrial Area" is an area planned and zoned for industrial use that:
Once the council has made the designations, local governments with land use authority over a regionally significant area must maintain the area for employment uses. The city or county may not:
A local government may adopt additional provisions that restrict the type or extent of current or future industrial uses within the area, but only if the local government mitigates at the same time the effect of the new provision by:
Oregon's energy costs are among the lowest industrial rates in the U.S. averaging fewer than 5 cents per kilowatt hour in some areas. This is about half of the industrial rates in California.